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January 2011 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Adds 16 Million Records in January!

We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archive. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 4,500 newspapers from all 50 states, with over 160 million obituaries and death records!

Here are the details of GenealogyBank's most recent additions, a total of 94 titles from 26 states plus the District of Columbia. We've shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.

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A Family's Sorrow Revealed in 1848 Newspaper

On Nov. 26, 1848, the Ayres family in Westchester County, New York, suffered a nearly unbearable tragedy when their darling two-year-old girl Lovina died. The family took solace in the fact that Lovina smiled just as her life passed away, and recorded that moment in a poignant poem accompanying her obituary in the local paper–a valuable record that keeps Lovina's identity alive, even though she was never recorded in an official census.

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Finding All the Obituaries and Death Records in GenealogyBank

What if you want to narrow your search to just obituaries and death records, especially since GenealogyBank's archive contains over 160 million of these valuable records, covering 300 years? Here's an illustrated, step-by-step explanation of how you can pursue your family history research by first concentrating on just obituaries and death records.

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100-Year-Old Woman's Obituary Provides a Wealth of Family History

The obituary for Louise Cloutier published by the Daily Inter-Ocean newspaper (Chicago, Illinois) on November 13, 1889, provides much useful, informative, and interesting information about this woman's life–and its many references to other family members show how obituaries can lead your family research into new, and sometimes unexpected, directions.

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